The Classroom Bookshelf
Inside The Classroom Bookshelf

Exploring Native American Activism and Environmental Justice

In this historic moment, as people around the world shelter at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, there has never been a more potent time to be reminded of our need to be good stewards of the earth we share.

Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World

Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World Written and Illustrated by Christy Hale Published in 2018 by Roaring Brook Press ISBN:  978-1-250-15244-2 Grades PK – 6 Book Review Author/illustrator Christy Hale employs geographic terminology and cutouts to offer an inventive exploration of land and water forms in her latest nonfiction picture book. The […]

The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel

Written by Deborah Hopkinson Published by Alfred A. Knopf Publishers, Random House, 2013 ISBN 978-0-375-84818-6 Grades 4-8 Book Review Historical fiction as a genre can vary greatly. Some novels for children and young adults provide their readers with a window into a particular time and place. Some may include actual events or real people. But […]

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon Published by Dial, 2012 ISBN# 978-0803735118 Book Review By day, fourteen-year old William Kamkwamba toils in the drought-stricken fields of his impoverished Malawian village. At night, however, his mind is filled with wonder about how things work: If […]